Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Zeiraphera isertana

Zeiraphera isertana (Fabricius, 1794)

cock’s-head bell

on Quercus

parasite

Larvae in spun young leaves.

host plants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus robur.

phenology

Univoltine.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva, pupa

Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Patočka & Turčáni, Swatschek.

synonyms

Steganoptycha corticana (Hübner, 1813).

notes

Larvae sometimes also on the galls of Biorhiza pallida, Cynips spec.

references

Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Lepiforum (2020), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Requena i Miret (1998a), Schütze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a).

Last modified 18.i.2020